HSUS Files A Complaint & Big Computer Problem

HSUS Files A Complaint & Big Computer Problem

HSUS Files A Complaint & Big Computer Problem plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

The Humane Society of the United States has filed a legal complaint with the FTC against the National Pork Producers Council. In a press release on their website HSUS claims NPPC is engaging in deceptive advertising related to animal well-being in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act. NPPC’s Dave Warner says they’re studying HSUS’s claims and will respond once it’s officially filed.

WARNER: We don’t know if it’s a legal complaint or it’s simply HSUS asking FTC to do an investigation, anybody can ask for one of those but NPC will vigorously defend these absolutely false claims made by HSUS.

Computer users in the northwest may want to begin now to make sure that you still have computer and internet access come July. Some time back international hackers ran an online scam to take control of infected computers around the world. The FBI used government computers to develop a safety net. That safety net is being taken down in July. They are urging computer users to visit www.dcwg.org to find out if their computers are infected. The website also explains how to fix the problem. Good luck. The web address is very busy so keep trying.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

There’s been a lot of news lately about “tiny house” living. In fact one rather industrious teenager built his own tiny 130 square foot home on wheels that he plans to take with him to college, and wherever he moves onto from there. Normally, that would be called a trailer. It will be interesting to find out how well that goes over with his future wife, but I digress. In the middle of all the tiny house hoopla are the questions that arise when considering where tiny house living is actually allowed, yes allowed. Tiny houses are apparently difficult to zone, finance, and insure, not to mention sell when you feel the need to expand. If you do find yourself obsessed with living on the “small side” just remember to check into a few things before you sell all your excess possessions in order to move into your tiny house. First, check local zoning laws, if your tiny house is on a trailer and less than 12 feet wide, it could be considered an RV. Next, some towns set residential parameters for home building. Then don’t forget electrical and sewage connections, and permits. If after all this, you still dream of being a tiny home owner, you might want to practice living in your bedroom closet for a while just to be on the safe side.

Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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